For the upcoming Batwoman episode, see "Who Are You?"
"Someone once told me that a circumstance can make something poison or nectar. What they meant was we get to choose what we are, we get to choose who we are. So tell me... who are you?"
Oliver to Black Siren
"Who Are You?" is the tenth and midseason premiere episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-second episode overall. It aired on January 25, 2017.


Worried that Prometheus is right and he is truly a killer at heart, Oliver looks for any ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance. However Felicity, still reeling from Detective Malone's murder, is bent on revenge - she wants to stop Prometheus at any cost. While in prison, John fights for his life.[1]


Preparation ran from October 12 until October 20, 2016. Filming ran from October 21 until November 1, 2016.[2]


  • While wondering how his doppelgänger on Earth-2 could be different from him, Curtis asks to himself: "What if I'm straight?". This is a potential reference to his comic book counterpart, Michael Holt, who is heterosexual.
  • When Earth-2 Laurel is telling Oliver her backstory, she tells him "-once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out". This is similar to what Helena told Earth-1 Laurel in "Birds of Prey", which Earth-1 Laurel herself quoted to Kate Spencer when blackmailing the latter for her job back.
  • Curtis mentions that Prometheus "Henry Higgins'd [Black Siren] into coming off as real Laurel." This is a reference to the play Pygmalion and its 1956 musical adaptation My Fair Lady.
  • Before fighting her, Wild Dog calls Black Siren "Trinity", a reference to Carrie Anne Moss' character in the Matrix trilogy, who wears a similar leather coat.
  • This episode establishes that Prometheus is aware of the existence of the multiverse and time travel, specifically the existence of the Waverider. This indicates that he has been keeping tabs on the activities of Team Flash and the Legends as well.
  • Jeffrey Dahmer is listed as the Warden of Langham Prison, where Diggle is to be transferred. In real life, Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who murdered numerous men and boys from 1978 to 1991, was convicted and received multiple life sentences, and was ultimately murdered by a fellow inmate in 1994.
  • The title comes from a line Oliver was told in the Bratva, which he also said to Earth-2 Laurel during his interrogation of her.




  1. Arrow Spoilers: “Who Are You?” Official Description - GreenArrowTV
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
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